Monday, November 20, 2006

Shakespeare in American Education, 1607-1934

How did Shakespeare's plays become an integral component of America's cultural literacy, its moral education, its civic formation? What exemplary Shakespeares have American classrooms created, for what purposes, and at what cross-purposes? Were there different Shakespeares for different students? What are the records that scholars need to tell the history of teaching Shakespeare in America and where are they found?

Please encourage those interested in these questions to attend "Shakespeare in American Education, 1607-1934," a conference to be held at the Folger Shakespeare Library on 16 and 17 March 2007. Thanks to generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Barnes & Noble, Simon & Schuster, W.W. Norton, and Mr. Morrison Webb, travel and lodging grants are available by application for faculty, graduate students, educators, independent scholars, and museum and library professionals. The application deadline for these grants is 3 January 2007; registration deadline is 15 February 2007.

Visit for a conference schedule, speakers' abstracts, and application (and registration) materials. Send any questions to


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